UnivariateSpline#
- class scipy.interpolate.UnivariateSpline(x, y, w=None, bbox=[None, None], k=3, s=None, ext=0, check_finite=False)[source]#
1-D smoothing spline fit to a given set of data points.
Fits a spline y = spl(x) of degree k to the provided x, y data. s specifies the number of knots by specifying a smoothing condition.
- Parameters:
- x(N,) array_like
1-D array of independent input data. Must be increasing; must be strictly increasing if s is 0.
- y(N,) array_like
1-D array of dependent input data, of the same length as x.
- w(N,) array_like, optional
Weights for spline fitting. Must be positive. If w is None, weights are all 1. Default is None.
- bbox(2,) array_like, optional
2-sequence specifying the boundary of the approximation interval. If bbox is None,
bbox=[x[0], x[-1]]
. Default is None.- kint, optional
Degree of the smoothing spline. Must be 1 <= k <= 5.
k = 3
is a cubic spline. Default is 3.- sfloat or None, optional
Positive smoothing factor used to choose the number of knots. Number of knots will be increased until the smoothing condition is satisfied:
sum((w[i] * (y[i]-spl(x[i])))**2, axis=0) <= s
However, because of numerical issues, the actual condition is:
abs(sum((w[i] * (y[i]-spl(x[i])))**2, axis=0) - s) < 0.001 * s
If s is None, s will be set as len(w) for a smoothing spline that uses all data points. If 0, spline will interpolate through all data points. This is equivalent to
InterpolatedUnivariateSpline
. Default is None. The user can use the s to control the tradeoff between closeness and smoothness of fit. Larger s means more smoothing while smaller values of s indicate less smoothing. Recommended values of s depend on the weights, w. If the weights represent the inverse of the standard-deviation of y, then a good s value should be found in the range (m-sqrt(2*m),m+sqrt(2*m)) where m is the number of datapoints in x, y, and w. This meanss = len(w)
should be a good value if1/w[i]
is an estimate of the standard deviation ofy[i]
.- extint or str, optional
Controls the extrapolation mode for elements not in the interval defined by the knot sequence.
if ext=0 or ‘extrapolate’, return the extrapolated value.
if ext=1 or ‘zeros’, return 0
if ext=2 or ‘raise’, raise a ValueError
if ext=3 or ‘const’, return the boundary value.
Default is 0.
- check_finitebool, optional
Whether to check that the input arrays contain only finite numbers. Disabling may give a performance gain, but may result in problems (crashes, non-termination or non-sensical results) if the inputs do contain infinities or NaNs. Default is False.
Methods
__call__
(x[, nu, ext])Evaluate spline (or its nu-th derivative) at positions x.
antiderivative
([n])Construct a new spline representing the antiderivative of this spline.
derivative
([n])Construct a new spline representing the derivative of this spline.
derivatives
(x)Return all derivatives of the spline at the point x.
Return spline coefficients.
Return positions of interior knots of the spline.
Return weighted sum of squared residuals of the spline approximation.
integral
(a, b)Return definite integral of the spline between two given points.
roots
()Return the zeros of the spline.
Continue spline computation with the given smoothing factor s and with the knots found at the last call.
validate_input
See also
BivariateSpline
a base class for bivariate splines.
SmoothBivariateSpline
a smoothing bivariate spline through the given points
LSQBivariateSpline
a bivariate spline using weighted least-squares fitting
RectSphereBivariateSpline
a bivariate spline over a rectangular mesh on a sphere
SmoothSphereBivariateSpline
a smoothing bivariate spline in spherical coordinates
LSQSphereBivariateSpline
a bivariate spline in spherical coordinates using weighted least-squares fitting
RectBivariateSpline
a bivariate spline over a rectangular mesh
InterpolatedUnivariateSpline
a interpolating univariate spline for a given set of data points.
bisplrep
a function to find a bivariate B-spline representation of a surface
bisplev
a function to evaluate a bivariate B-spline and its derivatives
splrep
a function to find the B-spline representation of a 1-D curve
splev
a function to evaluate a B-spline or its derivatives
sproot
a function to find the roots of a cubic B-spline
splint
a function to evaluate the definite integral of a B-spline between two given points
spalde
a function to evaluate all derivatives of a B-spline
Notes
The number of data points must be larger than the spline degree k.
NaN handling: If the input arrays contain
nan
values, the result is not useful, since the underlying spline fitting routines cannot deal withnan
. A workaround is to use zero weights for not-a-number data points:>>> import numpy as np >>> from scipy.interpolate import UnivariateSpline >>> x, y = np.array([1, 2, 3, 4]), np.array([1, np.nan, 3, 4]) >>> w = np.isnan(y) >>> y[w] = 0. >>> spl = UnivariateSpline(x, y, w=~w)
Notice the need to replace a
nan
by a numerical value (precise value does not matter as long as the corresponding weight is zero.)References
Based on algorithms described in [1], [2], [3], and [4]:
[1]P. Dierckx, “An algorithm for smoothing, differentiation and integration of experimental data using spline functions”, J.Comp.Appl.Maths 1 (1975) 165-184.
[2]P. Dierckx, “A fast algorithm for smoothing data on a rectangular grid while using spline functions”, SIAM J.Numer.Anal. 19 (1982) 1286-1304.
[3]P. Dierckx, “An improved algorithm for curve fitting with spline functions”, report tw54, Dept. Computer Science,K.U. Leuven, 1981.
[4]P. Dierckx, “Curve and surface fitting with splines”, Monographs on Numerical Analysis, Oxford University Press, 1993.
Examples
>>> import numpy as np >>> import matplotlib.pyplot as plt >>> from scipy.interpolate import UnivariateSpline >>> rng = np.random.default_rng() >>> x = np.linspace(-3, 3, 50) >>> y = np.exp(-x**2) + 0.1 * rng.standard_normal(50) >>> plt.plot(x, y, 'ro', ms=5)
Use the default value for the smoothing parameter:
>>> spl = UnivariateSpline(x, y) >>> xs = np.linspace(-3, 3, 1000) >>> plt.plot(xs, spl(xs), 'g', lw=3)
Manually change the amount of smoothing:
>>> spl.set_smoothing_factor(0.5) >>> plt.plot(xs, spl(xs), 'b', lw=3) >>> plt.show()